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Exhibitions

Cobalt Blue Agate Geode. Jarman, Angela (British, b. 1971). Lead crystal, cast and polished, with mixed blue murrini insert. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, diameter, 20 cm, 2017. Acquisition Credit: Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund.

OF THE EARTH: Contemporary Ceramics and Glass from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Since the early twentieth century, studio ceramics and glass have enjoyed great popularity in Britain. This exhibition showcases some of the most interesting work being produced in Britain today.

UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time

Sat 10 July - Sun 3 October

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Untitled: art on the conditions of our time. This exhibition brings together work by 10 British African diaspora artists with a focus on how their innovative practices ask important questions about some of the most important cultural and political issues of our turbulent times. The exhibition will feature new commissions by Barby Asante, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom and NT, as well as new and recent work by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Phoebe Boswell, Kimathi Donkor, Evan Ifekoya, Cedar Lewisohn, Harold Offeh and Ima-Abasi Okon. Painting, drawing and printmaking sits alongside performance, video and sound installation.

The exhibition title refers to the longstanding art historical convention of leaving artworks ‘untitled’ in order to encourage attention onto the works themselves, and eliminate reliance upon contextual information. Untitled asks viewers to examine the conditions of our time through the prism of Black British artists working today, without reducing the encounter solely to an exploration of Black British identity. By avoiding such over-contextualisation, the exhibition seeks to foreground these artists’ practices and show how they create platforms for audiences to explore the connections between art, culture and society.

Curator Paul Goodwin has said:

“This exhibition takes a bold curatorial approach to the often paradoxical question of curating ‘black survey shows’. Instead of focusing on blackness ahead of the works themselves, Untitled flips this order and focuses on the works first and foremost. Questions of blackness, race and identity are then shown to be entangled in the multitude of concerns – aesthetic, material and political – that viewers can encounter without the curatorial voice obscuring the works.”

This exhibition is a new iteration of UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time, originally produced by New Art Exchange, Nottingham in 2017, and curated by Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. At Kettle’s Yard it is curated by Paul Goodwin with Guy Haywood. The exhibition is financially supported by Arts Council, England.

FREE, booking recommended

Cost: FREE, booking recommended

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Website Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Timing

In person

11:00am-5:00pm daily from Saturday 10 July until Sunday 3 October

All times

Sat 10 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 12 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 19 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 26 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayTue 27 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 July 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 9 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 13 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mon 30 August 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Wed 1 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mon 6 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 10 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 13 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 17 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mon 20 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 25 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mon 27 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 September 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 October 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 October 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 October 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
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Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 748100
Fax: +44 1223 324377
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